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στάθμη 1 στῆναι

I.a carpenter's line, Hom., Theogn.; —properly a line rubbed with chalk, distinguished from the rule (κανών) Xen., etc.:—proverb., παρὰ στάθμην by the rule, Lat. ad amussim, Theogn.; but in Aesch., παρὰ στ. beside the line, beyond measure; κατὰ στ. νοεῖν to guess aright, Theocr.
II.the plummet or the plumbline, Anth.
III.the line which bounds the racecourse, the goal, Lat. meta, Pind., Eur.
IV.metaph. a law, rule, Ὑλλίδος στάθμας ἐν νόμοις, i. e. according to laws of Dorian rule, Pind.

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